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From Great Food to Rich Culture, 8 Reasons to Visit Lucknow If You Haven't!

From Great Food to Rich Culture, 8 Reasons to Visit Lucknow If You Haven't! intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com

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From its history, its unique culture till its gastronomic offering, Lucknow is a treat.

From Great Food to Rich Culture, 8 Reasons to Visit Lucknow If You Haven't!:

  1. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Bara Imambara, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

Day 1. The Yummy Awadhi Biryani

The Yummy Awadhi Biryanisource: paradisefoodcourt.wordpress.com

Lucknowi or Awadhi Biryani is unique in the way its cooked. Meat and aromatic rice are cooked almost through separately and then cooked, layered on top of each other and cooked on a ‘dum’. The proud people of Lucknow swear Lucknowi biryani is lighter, more aromatic and flavorful than other types. The world famous Wahid Mia’s Biryani and Lallaji’s Biryani are literally worth travelling to Lucknow for.


Dipesh: The Lucknowi dum biryani at Idris near Patanala is very famous.

Day 2. The Holy Bara Imambara

The Holy Bara Imambarasource: wikimedia

Built in 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud-Daula, the Bara Imambara was built as a part of a relief project for a major famine that took place in the year 1784. Today it stands testimony to Lucknow's rich history and is a favourite among people visiting the city.

Basab: "Bara Imambara, built in 1784, is the largest arch room without any pillars. The balcony echoes whispering sounds throughout the main hall. Above the main hall there is a web called Bhool Bhulaiyaa. You should not go there without guide."

Day 3. Char Mahal- The Stunning Railway Station

Char Mahal- The Stunning Railway Stationsource: wikipedia

The Char Bagh Railway Station in Lucknow is one of India's most beautiful train stations. 'Char bagh’ refers to the four gardens, which were here earlier. The railway station looks like a stunning palace with towers and clusters of Awadhi domes.

Day 4. Hazratgunj Market- A Fix To All Your Shopping Needs

Hazratgunj Market- A Fix To All Your Shopping Needssource: ghumakkar.com

A mix of British and Awadh structures. it is the heart of the city. no visit to the city can be complete without going to Hazratganj. This is an area with a lot of shopping, street food outlets and a place to go to have a fun relaxed evening while soaking in the local culture and heritage.

Bharati: "It's a perfect destination for foodies, shopping lovers and with family or friends to simply hang out in the evening. Try the street foods, various shopping complexes or simply a walk through the lanes and keep admiring the beauty. It's amazing!"

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Day 5. A ride through marine drive

A ride through marine drivesource: xbhp.com

Nope this isn't a Mumbai spot! Marine drive is the strip of road alongside the Gomti River. One of the most frequented hangouts for the younger crowd. The cool breeze, the mesmerising scenic beauty is fast catching up as a favoured zone.

Suneel: “we explored the Imambara, Bhool Bhulaiya, Residency, Gomti Ghat and at last went to Marine Drive, Lucknow is always a wonderful place for me”

Day 6. Shopping and Masti at Aminabad

Shopping and Masti at Aminabadsource: reshareit.com

Probably the best place for street food and cheap shopping, Aminabad is a hit amoung people who want to spend a fun evening.

Ruchika: Wanna shop in Lucknow? Then this the best place to go, shop well as best place to taste nawabi food. Many eateries, restaurants and street foods are available. Shopaholics and food lovers do visit here to have best time there. :)

Day 7. The Residency- A Testimony To A Bygone Era

The Residency- A Testimony To A Bygone Erasource: Wikimedia

Beena: The Residency is the place where the uprising of 1857 took place and where several British military officers and their families were massacred. The monument has a museum where the details of the occupants and the mutiny is depicted. There are canons situated in front of the Residency to portray the historical importance of the place. Well-manicured lawns are situated where you can take rest for some time.

Day 8. The Legendary Kebab Paranthas Of Rahim ki Nihari

The Legendary Kebab Paranthas Of Rahim ki Niharisource: tipini.com

Hasan: “I love this city and the people of Lucknow are filled with the Tehzeeb. You will notice how they speak so gently. Food like Kabab paratha, Nahari kulcha, biryaani and paani ke batasey are famous here. If you visit Lucknow, you should taste them.”

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